Giving Tuesday: Ways to give back

WASHINGTON — After the frenzy surrounding Black Friday and the kickoff of
the holiday shopping season, Tuesday is a time to give back.

Dec. 2 is “Giving Tuesday” — a day celebrating generosity and giving.

“It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your
company or your
organization to come together to give something more,” the event’s website
says.

The website offers some ideas
for ways to give back
:

  • Hold a neighborhood yard or bake sale and give the proceeds to an
    organization in need.

  • Hunt through the house to find items and clothing you’re not using
    or haven’t used in a long time, and donate to a program that sets up families
    in new homes.

  • Organize a community cleanup day where local volunteers work on
    beautification projects.

  • Use social media to share your giving with #GivingTuesday.

  • Skip extras, such as coffee or a treat, and collect the money you
    would have spent in a jar. Give that money to a local food pantry to help
    others get the essential foods they need.

WTOP Twitter users shared some of the ways they are giving back Tuesday.

Share how you’re giving back using #WTOP on Twitter.

Watch a video about the day’s mission below:

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